Daily Archives: January 3, 2011

Abbott denied patent for liponavir/ritonavir HIV drug combo in India

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The Indian patent office denied a drug patent application by U.S. pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories for the combination of lopinavir/ritonavir over the weekend, stating that the patenting was “not an invention.” The drug combination is a protease inhibitor used as a second line regimen to treat patients with HIV, and the patent denial opens the […]